Words simply cannot describe some of the ski and snowboard terrain Las Lenas Argentina has to offer!
Las Leñas ski resort offers fun skiing for intermediate to experts. However, the incredible part is the Marte chairlift, servicing terrain that has become a mecca for extreme skiing and snowboarding. From the steep bowl directly under the Marte chairlift, to Eduardo's 48-degree Couloir, and literally hundreds of chutes 40-50 degree plus, some people have said they would give up every chairlift in South America, for the Las Lenas Marte!
Throw in the snowcat cat skiing tours, and easy backcountry ski touring and splitboarding access, you are in paradise for steep terrain junkies looking for the ultimate Andean buzz thriller.
If you still have legs after a day on the mountain, Argentina's famous late night bar and disco scene live strong here in the Las Leñas Valley. It is not uncommon to see folks pouring out of the discotheque as you are about to make your first powder turns of the day! This leaves Las Lenas literally crowd free for hours.
It is indeed an unreal experience, including Las Lenas lodging the Piscis, Escorpio and Aires hotels and we get you there for a solid week of some of the best alpine terrain, extreme skiing, and powder on Earth!
Ski Resort Location: Las Leñas Argentina Near Malargue, Mendoza Province of Argentina
Ski Resort Elevation: 2,240m (7,349ft) to 3,340m (11,253ft)
Ski Resort Vertical Drop: 1,100m (3,904ft)
Ski Resort Inbound Terrain: 35 Runs
5% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 25% Advanced, 35% Expert
Lifts: 14, including new lift for 2012.
Top Las Lenas Lodging: Piscis, Escorpio, Airies Hotel
Backcountry Access: Perhaps some of the best in the world
Ski Touring Las Lenas: Virtually endless options
Las Lenas Annual Snowfall: 250 Inches (635 cms)
Map of Las Lenas Hotels: Soon
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